Mr. Blandings’ Dream House, 1948

To promote the 1948 Cary Grant and Myrna Loy movie “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House,” the studio built “dream houses” in various cities around the country. The Portland-area house was built in the Cedar Hills area of Beaverton. As well as a promotional device, it was built using the latest post-war materials and technology but with a traditional design and decor. It’s still a lovely estate on the northwest corner of SW Walker Road and Mayfield Avenue. Read the feature article in The Oregonian, November 6, 1948.

(The Oregonian. Retrieved from

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11 Responses to “Mr. Blandings’ Dream House, 1948”

  1. Lynette Says:

    How cool is this! Click here. You’ll be glad you’ve clicked on the link because you’ll find out how to get a chance to see “Mr Blandings Builds His Dream House” at the Hollywood Theatre.

  2. Dave Brunker (@dbrunker) Says:

    Too bad we don’t know what its address is.

  3. Dan Davis Says:

    2715 SW Mayfield Ave., Portland.

  4. Dave Brunker (@dbrunker) Says:

    Thanks, Dan. Heh, too bad I didn’t see your message before spending 45 minutes finding it the hard way.

  5. Mike Slama Says:

    How cool is that! Thanks Dan. And thanks Dave for the Google link. It seems the Mr. Blanding’s Portland house has been preserved nicely. One of my favorite vintage movies. Thanks Lynette for the link to the benefit showing at the Hollywood Theater. I’ll have to check it out. I hear the Hollywood has new seats installed…

  6. mark Says:

    If it really was Mr. Blandings “dream house” Randolph Scott would live in the basement…..

  7. Allen Says:

    I was there in 48. Thanks.

  8. Lynette Says:

    Dave, you should have been a high school librarian like I used to be, then you could have found the house by using the names of the cross streets and Beaverton Oregon at Google Maps and found it in about two minutes. Just something I got good at in dealing with those students who always knew more about computers and searching than I did, those great ones willing to teach an ol’ lady a thing or two!

  9. Laurey Says:

    Checkout and join us for a benefit showing of the original movie at the Hollywood Theatre Feb. 23rd! A great time and all money goes to benefit ReFIT, A non-profit that builds wheelchair ramps and bathroom modification for low income disabled members of our community.

  10. Mike.Warwick Says:

    My sister lived here for a bout 10 years. She moved about 5 years ago (I think). Ironically, she worked for Meier and Frank until they were sold to Macy’s and closed their executive offices in the downtown store.

  11. Sue Says:

    Mike, saw an article in the St Louis paper…your sister commented on the house!

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